Monthly Archives: March 2008

Essential Numbers in Singapore

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Emergency Numbers  
Police 999
Ambulance and fire Brigade 995
Airlines  
Singapore Airlines +65 6223 8888
Thai Airway +65 6224 9977
Air France +65 6737 6355
Air New Zealand +65 6535 8266
British Airways +65 6589 7000
Cathay Pacific +65 6533 1333
China Airlines +65 6737 2211
Emirates +65 6735 3535
Garuda Indonesian +65 6250 5666
Korea Air +65 6534 2111
Lufthansa +65 6245 5600
Malaysian Airlines +65 6336 6777
Qantas +65 6589 7000
SilkAir +65 6223 8888
Swiss International Airlines +65 6823 2010
United Airlines +65 6873 3533
Budget Airlines  
Air Asia +65 6733 9933
TigerAirway +65 6388 8888
JetStar +65 6822 2288
Airport  
Airport information 1800 542 4422
Airport Transport  
MaxiCab +65 6542 8297
SMRT Taxis +65 6555 8888
CityCab +65 6552 2222
Comfort Cabs +65 6552 1111
City Transport  
Bus schedules +65 6767 4333, 1800 767 4333
TransitLink +65 6767 4333, 1800 767 4333
SMRT Taxis +65 6555 8888
CityCab Taxis +65 6552 2222
Comfort Cabs Taxis +65 6552 1111
Silverline Taxis +65 6363 6888
TransCab +65 6555 3333
Smart Automobile +65 6485 7700
Banks  
Bank of America +65 6239 3888
Citibank +65 6225 5221
DBS +65 6111 1111
HSBC +65 6227 8888
OCBC +65 6438 3333
UOB +65 6533 9898
Credit Cards  
American Express +65 6737 8188
Citibank +65 6225 5225
Diners Card +65 6416 0800
JCB +65 6734 0096
Visa +65 6437 5800
Mastercard +65 6553 2888
Embassies  
Australia +65 6836 4100
Austria +65 6396 6350
Belgium +65 6220 7677
Brazil +65 6256 6001
Canada +65 6325 3200
China +65 6471 2117
Denmarks +65 6335 5010
Egypt +65 6235 2242
Finland +65 6254 4042
France +65 6880 7800
Germany +65 6737 1355
Greece +65 6875 1205
Indonesia +65 6737 7422
India +65 6737 6777
Italy +65 6250 6022
Japan +65 6235 8855
South Korea +65 6256 1188
Malaysia +65 6235 0111
Netherlands +65 6737 1155
New Zealand +65 6235 9966
South Africa +65 6339 3319
Sweden +65 6415 9720
Switzerland +65 6468 5788
Thailand +65 6737 2644
UK +65 6424 4200
USA +65 6476 9100
Vietnam +65 6462 5938

The Singapore Flyer – World Largest Giant Observation Wheel

The Singapore Flyer

Everyone observes the GIANT WHEEL near Marina Bay. One of the  GREAT  LANDMARK of SINGAPORE . Yes… World Largest Giant Observation Wheel .(162 m)..Named as " THE SINGAPORE FLYER"

The Singapore Flyer Started on 01  March 2008…What is amazing in that…that is the Question ..is it? 
Nearly 4 Months ticket are sold out  from the starting date..that is Amazing news..

Published Prices

Adult               : S$ 29.50

Child               : S$ 20.65

Senior Citizen  : S$ 23.60

 The Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer is a giant surveillance wheel from which visitors can experience some of the best views of Singapore regions. Diameter of the wheel is 150 meters and Height is 165 meters (the height of a 42-storey building).

It has 28 fully air-conditioned and UV protected capsules with capacity for up to 28 people each. Each capsule measure 4 meters by 7 meters.

The Singapore Flyer capsule is fitted with the latest cooling system, supported by a back-up air conditioning system and a solid roof. So passengers can feel the coolness even when the capsule is 165 meters above the ground, for the capsules are fitted with UV protection to shield them from the blazing Singapore sun. The precision wind engineering also allows passengers to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular skyline without worrying about any movements or vibrations.

The Singapore Flyer also has elderly and wheelchair friendly synchronized double door entry/exit systems.

BUS Plus is Introducing new SMARTime System

busplus.jpgFinally in Singapore the first SMARTime system is introduced by Bus-Plus Pte Ltd. Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd is the first company in Singapore to introduce bus arrival time for its scheduled services, namely Services 541 and 547, the wireless way through mobile phone (need not be WAP-enabled phones). They are also the only company that offers this service free-of-charge to all subscribers of Singtel Mobile, M1 and Starhub.

For a certain fee per month, you would have a guaranteed seat on this service every weekday morning peak (excluding public holidays) from your origin (your home) to your destination (place of work). You would know the estimated arrival time of your service and the journey timeof your ride. 

This would mean no more uncertainty, and minimal waiting.

As part of their service assurance and service recovery, they would also provide taxi service, at their cost, if the bus breaks down, or if there is any delay in their service in picking you up.

The monthly fee would depend on the length of the journey. They estimate this may range from $100 to $150 per month.